Looking back at last year… I would say that it was the year of transition.
It was obviously the year of moving back from Korea to Indonesia, but also it was the year for me to feel the hurt of growing up in Christ.
It was like me going through puberty all over again BUT this time not physically, it was spiritually.
I’m gonna say I’m thankful for that.. Jesus has been very faithful..
I feel I’m pretty much like Jonah. Oscillated on a ship to a city I’ve never been to. Struggled in the middle.. Thrown to the wide sea.. Swallowed by a whale..
We all know that all of those were aimed for the purpose of the Kingdom and also for the good of Jonah.
Many times God said that what I’ve been through is a process, not just for me but for all. I believe that. I will see breakthrough behind all of these.
This is why I also thankful for coming to the right church in Indonesia. It was also a big transition, choosing to go to a church different than where I went back in 5 years ago. It’s not about which is right or wrong.. It’s about time to grow up now. Thank you God that you’ve led me and mom to be together with the church.
Some of the transitions are seen vividly as a good one, but some I am seeing it blurry as it was not going nowhere. Or more severely, It’s not becoming better.
God knows what I’m talking about. My prayer is for God has mercy and grace for us, not to let the legacy of Christ to be taken away which is the biggest treasure of all. Let it be our legacy through generations.
Though it seems that some things are not going anywhere, I kept telling myself that I have to trust the captain of the ship. He got the map. I may see the upfront is another stretch of ocean wide.. but Our Captain sees the treasure island across.
Therefore, I may not know what year would I call 2014 by the end of the year.. but I may want to label it as the year of Mooring*
*to moor : (to secure (a ship, boat, dirigible, etc.) in a particular place, as by cables and anchors or by lines
See your favourite bands play live; experience the atmosphere, the fashions and the micro-culture of life in a large field with a crowd of people all there to enjoy the experience.
Your parents may have been been funding your life for years, so now you can experience the joy of repaying their kindness, love, and responsibility, and of developing an adult relationship with them. Taking them out for dinner, and picking up the bill, is one of the ways of doing this.
Travelling, with the exposure to different climes, cultures, and peoples, broadens the mind, helps develop life skills, and makes for more open attitudes and tolerance. However open-minded you are, there’s nothing like experiencing a different way of life firsthand. It also furnishes you with some great dinner party stories!
You could try sky diving, white water rafting or bungee jumping. Pushing your comfort zone and trying something like this may terrify you, but you’ll feel immensely proud of overcoming your fear.
Doing an “all weekender” can be more difficult as you get older and have more responsibilities—it’s a great experience to try!
Conversations like this helps us realise we’re not so different to other people, regardless of appearances.
Have your say on how your home country is run. We really can’t complain if we have the democratic right to express our views, but don’t do so.
Or change your hairstyle. One change that can make you feel like a different person.
Or join in with a Pride parade/festival. If you’re gay, you could hang out at a straight bar.
Not all friendships are meant to last forever; some come into our lives and exist for different reasons at different times in our life. Holding on to a relationship that has run its course doesn’t do either of you any favours. Quality rather than quantity of friends is the important factor.
The teen years are for exploring who you are, what you like, and how you tick. Now its time to embrace who you are: be proud of the unique self you have become.
Giving is more rewarding than receiving. Consider volunteering at a home for the elderly, or donating a percentage of earnings to a charity that you feel is important. Something as simple as smiling more and being more friendly to the people in your life and strangers that you come across can make a big difference to both you and them.
Holding resentment does more damage to you than anyone else. Let it go. Use your energy for more healthy pursuits.
The excitement, the worry, the unknown outcome—who knows what may come of it? A blind date makes for a great story to tell friends, a learning experience and maybe even a great love.
Your body is not 18 anymore. All bodies age, and the punishment you might have applied to it in your teens and early twenties by excessive studying, partying, and having a chaotic lifestyle will not be so easy to recover from as you get older.
Learning to cook, if you haven’t already, can be fun, good for your health, and your bank balance. Trying new recipes and developing a repertoire of easy, simple and healthy meals is a great start.
The Italians have a great word; “Asolare“. It means spending time in a meaningless but delightful way. Learn to just be, rather than always doing.
The earlier we start, the greater the amount for your golden years. It may seem a long way off still, but the retired you will thank you for having started by now.
Experience the wonder of our world, with just canvas separating you from mother nature. It puts everything back into perspective, especially when life gets clouded by all the trappings and complexities of the modern world.
Money can be an asset or a burden, but a lot depends on how you manage it. A few skills in the art of balancing your finances can have a big positive impact on your life.
Enjoy the initial confusion, followed by the delighted feeling of having done something reckless, followed by the reality of “how do I get home?”.
This is even better if it has an un-prounounceable name and is experienced in another country!
Then leave it un-worn in the back of the closet. Keep it as an impulse buy; a reward to yourself; a “you deserve it” item you buy but never feel okay to wear but never get rid of because it cost so much.
Learning to say “no”, is an important skill and one that can dramatically increase the quality of our lives.
Our relationship with ourselves is the most important one of our lives; we won’t spend as much time with anyone else! Learning to enjoy our own company and enjoy being alone is invaluable on so many levels.
p.s : So… the only thing I haven’t done and I really wish I did is… ‘Camp under the stars’….
Just take a deep breath.. Close your eyes.. Listen to the song.. Sing along
Words & Music by Paula Sidharta
© 2010 Harvest Praise Ministry
You’re a friend to the lonely
You’re the hope to the faint hearted
You’re the Father to the fatherless
And I know You are with me
You’re the God that’s before me
And You walk right beside me
I’m secure cause I know
You’ll never leave me nor forsake me
Emmanuel, God is with us
God is for us, Emmanuel
You hold my right hand
You guide me with Your eyes
Right now (right now)
Emmanuel by Harvest Praise Ministry
Taken from the album “This Is Our Church
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you. Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God! O men of blood, depart from me! They speak against you with malicious intent; your enemies take your name in vain! Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord ? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you? I hate them with complete hatred; I count them my enemies. Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! (Psalm 139:13-24 ESV)
Sebenernya udah dari beberapa minggu yang lalu I sensed that this has been revealed to me waktu saya denger kotbah Minggu dan just doing my daily stuff. Tapi i was then told again and decided to write this on my blog.
When you look at yourself in the mirror,
Who loves you more than anyone else in this world?
Who really wants to be close to you more than anyone else in this world?
He loves your body more than anyone else in this world!
You have been made perfect and lovable!
There’s no reason to love anything else other than Him who created you,
Not the boy you try to attract, he only could value you by his limited measurement.
Not the food you probably too addicted to, it could only satisfy your limited belly
Not those idols you try to imitate, their beauty is flawed and not timeless.
Jesus died for you because He knows you are His valuable,
The Holy Spirit can satisfy you with a limitless joy,
God’s beauty is more than what you have dreamed of.
Your body is His! He made it! He loves it! He wants you to take care and use it for His glory!!
—there’s a KNOCK on the door. An astronaut gestures at Ryan from behind the glass. As she starts to resist, he turns the handle and opens the hatch. Quickly swinging in, the astronaut plops down beside her and removes his helmet – it’s Matt! He grins broadly, reactivating the oxygen flow to the cabin and tells her that the previous record holder could suck it – he’s beaten the bastard well and good. Ryan asks him how he managed to get back to her and Matt explains: having tinkered around with the propulsion pack, he managed to get a few more bursts out of it to guide him back her way. She tells him that the fuel’s all gone but he points out that the capsule has re-entry rockets for landing. He tells her that she can pilot her way to the station that way. Matt looks over everything and realizes that she was trying to kill herself, telling her that losing a daughter makes everything harder but that’s not a reason to want to die. He concedes that if she really does want to give up, all she has to do is stay there – shutting down the air flow once more —
(nyontek ide http://thelittlelightofmine.wordpress.com/page/2/ )
Orang-orang berkata kalo gue..
rajin… kalem… mandiri…
Kalo dapet 1 milyar gue pasti..
jalan-jalan keliling dunia! live in other parts of the world!
Klo kejebak macet gue…
kalo lagi nyetir, nyalain lagu kenceng2 sambil nyanyi2~ kalo disetirin, tidur…
Indonesia adalah negara yang…
punya banyak potensi tapi masih dikuasai oleh yang punya uang
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Klo berada di depan kuburan M.J… pertanyaan aneh..foto terus pulang…
Hidup ini penuh dengan…
up and down… life is a rollercoaster
Tak ada tempat yang indah selain…
bersama Tuhan dan bersama orang yang dikasihi(ciehhhh)
Ke mana pun gue pergi, pasti bawa…
Kalo divonis kanker…
cek lagi, doa, kasih tau orang-orang terdekat, kumpulin foto2 gw pas sehat, tempel di dinding di mana tiap pagi gw buka mata gw akan langsung liat foto2 itu, doa everytime for healing, thank God whether He will heal me or use my disease to heal people
Pagi-pagi enaknya makan…
susu, smoked beef, soup panas
Pekerjaan yang paling membosankan di dunia adalah…
bengong, gak ada kerjaan, gak tau mau ngapain
Hal yang paling mengerikan di dunia adalah…
Bencana alam itu…
Waktu SMA gue dikenal sebagai…
ketua osis :P
Saat yang paling tenang, saat…
duduk di tepi pantai yang sepi
Paling males kalo ngelihat…
orang yang udah tau tindakannya salah tapi tanpa rasa takut/ragu tetap melakukannya
Kalo orang ciuman didepan gue…
liatin sekilas trus langsung pura2 ga liat… hehehe
Gue pengen banget…
bisa tinggal di banyak negara :P/ punya keluarga yang hangat dan anak-anak yang lucu
Wanita2 cantik dan seksi di depan gw sambil ketawa2 keras2, dalem pikiran gue…
"gak tau etika!"
Pria dengan jeans robek-robek, baju hitam gambar tengkorak, ngerokok, nongkrong depan circle-K, dalem pikiran gue…
hiiiy… jauhin deh…
Orang yang sok imut dan sok childish…
Lagi jalan, ada yang lewat pake motor bilang “f*** you”
bingung 2 detik… “gila apah tuh orang?!”
Mama papa bilang kapan nikah?
Me: aduuuuuhh tenang ajaaa (langsung bete)
Hyun Bin dateng kerumah…
Kalo tengah malem ditelepon pacar…
Kayaknya ga bakal diangkat, secara hpnya udah di-set ‘do not disturb’.
Seandainya gw angkat pun, better be urgent/important one!
Kalo besok kiamat…
this will never happen~ pasti kejadiannya secara tiba-tiba banget.
1. TENG! GO!!
2. Searching for trends or brands to be placed inside the shopping mall
3. Market research sambil jalan2
4. My own computer!(oke… ini mungkin agak kampungan, tapi kerja dengan harus sharing 1 komputer dengan manager sendiri is a pain!)
5. Bisa punya banyak network:)